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The Communist Manifesto [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Engels , Karl Marx
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"L.M. Findlay's excellent translation of The Communist Manifesto, embedded in a splendid introduction and a most carefully chosen appendix of Marx and Engels pieces, superbly places this nineteenth-century classic in an extraordinary historical context. There is no other edition at the moment that can match its quality in terms of translation, and its substance in terms of historical context." (Renate Holub, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies)

"Findlay engages the reader by depicting how personal and historical events shaped the thinking of Marx and Engels. At the same time, he clarifies why Marx and Engels pursue the manifesto format, explains its historical significance as a political genre, and highlights the importance of Marxist concerns in the post-industrial, post-Cold War era. Combined with the excellent array of appendices, Findlay's translation should enrich readers' understanding of the Manifesto's historical context and help solidify their understanding of the fundamentals of Marxism." (Bryon Moraski)

"Findlay's new edition of The Communist Manifesto is very scholarly, and the additional documents are a real bonus, providing an interesting context for the work. All in all, this is an excellent edition." (Walter Adamson)

"A great teaching text." (James Tully) --Online

About the Author

Karl Heinrich Marx, (5 May 1818 14 March 1883) was a Prussian-German philosopher and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the establishment of the social sciences and the development of the socialist movement. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for our understanding of labor and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867 1894).

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening June 21, 2013
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I must admit I'd never read this book. But now it is easy to understand why communism had to fail. A philosophy based mostly on rage and confused thinking. So I loved it because with a few hours of redaing, it provided me with brilliant hindsight. If you still have doubts about the feasibility of communism, read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Know your enemy January 31, 2014
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You have to know your enemy. That is why I am reading this book. History tends to repeat itself, don't you think?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Socialism renamed! August 3, 2013
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In 1845, European Socialists held a convention in London, England. The organizers hired a young man to monitor and write a narrative of the convention including all motions and position statement passed subject only to review and senior authorship by an older and better known German economist. The young man described the convention as an evolutionary process and titled his product "A Socialist Manifesto". The Senior author stressed Revolution, edited and retitled the manuscript "The Communist Manifesto". The young author was Friedrich Engels. The Senior author was Karl Marx. If you wish to understand the politics of today, this is a must read! A careful reading of this classic-if not read previously- will (probably) amaze you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book January 27, 2014
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It's neat how something that was written so long ago still has the ability to clearly explain things that are still happening today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review of product June 23, 2013
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a good and accessible edition. Print size makes reading easy and the kindle makes an essential text very available for me
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading February 13, 2013
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If you are an American or Canadian you will need to read this book. It was written in the 1800's and it is the how-to for governments to take a perfectly good country and destroy it, (for the good of the people). This should be required reading in every school. Parents should have this book to teach their children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marx tells it like it is. Scary. March 31, 2014
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Wow.. no wonder this book was demonized! If more people will read this book: people will wake the hell up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting January 7, 2014
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It is interesting to me how the U.S. fought so hard to stop these people from influencing the majority of the population just a few decades ago yet, when one stops and thinks for a moment, this is exactly where we, as a country, are headed. It definitely gives something on which to think. It truly is frightening.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good source for obtaining an understanding of the thoughts and precepts of Communist dogma.
Published 5 hours ago by Robert T Ericson
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish manifesto
Badly wrirren manifesto
Published 3 days ago by Guinoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for an old timey book
The 19th century in russia was a time of great writers.....Although very outdated this book is essentially the basis for the development of 20th and 21st century social... Read more
Published 6 days ago by levi cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading !
Published 12 days ago by Shane
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was nice.
it was a bit late but I don't think it was so bad people should get upset about it. shrek is love shrek is life
Published 17 days ago by Thomas Gilmer
3.0 out of 5 stars Rating?
Like it or hate it. This is a classic and important political work. It you think you agree with it or not you should still read and understand it so that you understand it... Read more
Published 29 days ago by BILL13414
1.0 out of 5 stars What communism really is
If you have ever wondered what communism really entails this book spells it out. Class warfare seems to be the main point of the book, that the bourgeoisie is to blame for all the... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
It was interesting to read the actual work. It cleared up a lot of misinformation and confusion about what this movement really was about.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful
Surprisingly insightful. Nice to get the information from the source instead of blindly accepting what I've been told for years. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JamesAbel
3.0 out of 5 stars Very enlightening.
Three because it was short and rants. I would recommend this book too people who are confused about what is going on in this world.
Published 1 month ago by Lee hoffmann
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